It could always be worse: a Yiddish folk tale

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux,
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English
Reading Level:
IL: LG - BL: 3.7 - AR Pts: 0.5
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 590L
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Once upon a time a poor unfortunate man lived with his mother, his wife, and his six children in a one-room hut.

Because they were so crowded, the children often fought and the man and his wife argued. When the poor man was unable to stand it any longer, he ran to the Rabbi for help.

As he follows the Rabbi's unlikely advice, the poor man's life goes from bad to worse, with increasingly uproarious results. In his little hut, silly calamity follows foolish catastrophe, all memorably depicted in full-color illustrations that are both funnier and lovelier than any this distinguished artist has done in the past.

It Could Always Be Worse is a 1977 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year, and a 1978 Caldecott Honor Book.

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ISBN:
9780374336509
9780374436360
Reading Level:
LG
Level 3.7, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 590L
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subject_facet Caldecott Honor book -- 1978, Family life -- Folklore, Jews -- Folklore
title_display It could always be worse : a Yiddish folk tale
title_full It could always be worse : a Yiddish folk tale / retold and with pictures by Margot Zemach
title_short It could always be worse :
title_sub a Yiddish folk tale
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